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The Human Element® International Update & Encounter | Oct 27-Nov 2

(This event is limited for practitioners of The Human Element & related solutions)

THE Logo International Update 2019

Join us for our annual International meetings of practitioners of The Human Element and related solutions.

About THE International Update:

Theme: "The Future of The Human Element"

"Where we will be in the VUCA world in the age of Digital Transformation"

Our annual International Update is intended to support you in your practice of The Human Element and connect you with the worldwide network of professionals who use this work. It is a lively and engaging event that will help you learn more about using and living The Human Element, practice your skills at facilitating the work, and continue your own journey as a practitioner of this work.

As a meeting of our worldwide network, the Update provides opportunities for sharing work experiences and learning from other professionals, expanding your view of the material, re-energizing yourself, and for connecting and working with others.

In this meeting, we’ll focus on putting The Human Element into practice in creating long-term cultural change by exploring the ways in which The Human Element can be applied beyond the program itself — the original intention of The Human Element. We will draw upon the rich experience of nearly 40 years of Human Element work all over the world.

Key Takeaways:

  • Enhance your knowledge of ways in which The Human Element can be applied beyond the program itself to create large scale cultural change in organizations
  • Explore making key organizational processes, such as performance management, hiring, and managing, consistent with FIRO and The Human Element
  • Learn from the network how practitioners have applied Human Element concepts with long-term clients
  • Think Bigger! Stretch your thinking about how you use Human Element solutions
  • Enhance your self-awareness
  • & More!


About Encounter:

Deepen your skills in helping groups interact more effectively and create more effective work cultures, increase your capacity to help people in organizations through change, and improve your delivery of The Human Element and related solutions. Master LHEP™ Gary Copeland provides guidance to help you understand individual and group functioning on a deeper level, to become more attuned to the ways in which human factors affect behavior and outcomes, to improve facilitation skills and to improve your capacity to handle charged interpersonal situations effectively.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how you actions and inactions contribute to the work culture they are in
  • Learn how to create change with others
  • Gain clarity of yourself, your behavior and motivations, and how you are seen by others
  • Gain clarity of how other people behave and why
  • Learn to avoid the pitfalls of interpersonal conflicts
  • Increase your comfort in dealing with emotions and emotional issues
  • Discover unconscious blocks to personal effectiveness
  • & More!

THE International Update 2019:

From: October 30 (Wed) - Started with group dinner
To: November 2 (Sat) - Ended with group lunch

Encounter 2019:

From: October 27 (Sun) 3PM
To: October 30 (Wed) 4PM

This year's Encounter will be held before International Update



Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, CA

Who Should Attend:

Worldwide practitioners of The Human Element, Radical Collaboration, the Implicit Career Search, True Alignment, The Human Element in Customer Service, and Partner companies.


For Practitioners of The Human Element & Related Solutions


October 30 (Wed)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Partner's meeting

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Dinner (International Update started)

9:00 PM - 9:15 PM: Welcome note from BCon | Update theme, goal, vision

9:15 PM - 10:30 PM: Inclusion event | Welcome kit

10:30 PM: Closing

October 31 (Thu)

"What's past is prologue to the future"

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM: Aliveness Kata

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Breakfast

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM:

  • Check-in & announcements
  • Group photo
  • Upcoming events worldwide
  • Who does what (ordering, licensing, facilities)
  • Mini sessions' sign-up

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM - 7:15 PM: “The future: Tomorrow belongs to those who prepares for it today”

  • Physical Refresher
  • Future’s Strategy (For Marketing and digitalization)
  • Mini sessions
  • Introduction to Sustain Online
  • Insatiable curiosity: let’s know more about each other

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Dinner

9:00 PM ~: World Cafe style discussion on the strategy

November 1 (Fri)

"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future"
(Openness and Happiness Day)

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM: Aliveness Kata

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM: Breakfast

9:00 AM - 12:30 AM:

  • Check-in & announcements
  • The Brentwood Bay Experience (video + case study)
  • Mini sessions

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:45 PM - 7:00 PM:

  • Physical Refresher
  • Success cases' sharing
  • Voting for the best success case and winner announcement (via UMU)
  • Endarkenment session: How can we keep the world's best kept secret! How can we not collaborate with each other?

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Dinner

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM: Music Party

November 2 (Sat)

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM: Aliveness Kata

7:00 AM - 12:00 AM:

  • Breakfast
  • Check-in & Announcements
  • Integration Session
  • Completion Session
  • Closing Activity

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch


International Update:

(INCLUDING participation fee, lodging, and all meals from dinner on October 30th until lunch on November 2nd)

In case of staying outside Westerbeke Ranch:

Participation Fee: $280

Breakfast: @$25
Lunch: @$35
Dinner: @$40


(INCLUDING participation fee, lodging, and all meals from dinner on October 27 until lunch on October 30)

Due to the group dynamic and relationships that you will foster during the Encounter, we strongly recommend that you stay in Westerbeke Ranch, which is included in the price above. With the package, you will spend more time with your peers and build relationships further as you journey through this program together. Due to the location of the program, it is logistically challenging to venture outside to other nearby restaurants as you would need a car and/or cab which is not time efficient. This allows you to be prompt for all programming times as scheduled. We need everyone fully engaged and ready to resume activities as needed.

(All prices are subject to 5% handling fee in case of credit card payment)


Westerbeke Ranch

Welcome to Westerbeke Ranch, a place to connect, to create, and to celebrate.
You will love the rural “Ranch” flavor of our family’s country retreat. Built in the 1930’s, it nestles amid stately oaks, surrounded by rolling grass hills and vineyards in Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon.

However you get here, you’ll be sorry to leave. Whether you come to work, to celebrate, or simply to relax, the grace and warmth of the Westerbeke Ranch gets inside of you. Walking the garden paths, warming your hands in front of the crackling “walk-in” stone fireplace, lounging on the lawn around the sapphire pool, or finishing up another scrumptious meal with some extraordinary chocolate mousse dessert, you might hear yourself think, “I could get used to this.”

We suggest that you do. Find your way home to the Westerbeke Ranch.

We are all one big THE family!

For more information about Westerbeke Ranch, check the website.

(As all the rooms are double or triple rooms, you will be allocated randomly with other participant.
If you wish to stay with specific attendee, or if you are coming with family, please let us know and it will be our pleasure to accommodate your request)


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